Baker Spotlight: Rachel Teichman, The Scone Artist

Categories: Chef Chat, Sweets

Photo by Molly Dunn
The cheddar and scallion scone (the Oldenburg) is one of Teichman's best selling flavors.

The menu also includes an option to make your own scone by choosing from a selection of ingredients, such as cookies, herbs, pretzels, cereal and chips. Teichman says she's made on request a Froot Loops scone and one with gummy bears.

One of her most recent creations is the Pollock, which includes blackberries and chocolate chips; she describes it as a "happy accident."

"I figured it would look cool, but I didn't really know, and I made it, and it did look cool, and it did taste good... I needed the blackberry for the color, and you never know when you're working with actual fresh fruit how it's going to work out, but that one worked well," she says.

All of Teichman's scones look like paintings. No, you don't see sunflowers in her van Gogh scone, but it is clear what you are about to eat. Each is tender, soft and melts in your mouth like a fluffy, soft-baked cookie.

"I kind of read a lot about what should be in a scone and played around with different proportions," she says. "They don't have a lot of sugar in them. I played with the butter a little. I tested doing them with milk brushed on top, and I really prefer not. It was really a lot of trial and error. I kind of had my base and then I can mix in X number of mix-ins."

Teichman has her hopes set on expanding her business one day. If she can rent some space, she would like to do bigger events, mail her scones outside of the city and sell her creations in more locations.

But, for now, if you've got a scone craving or need them for an event, you can order the treats by the dozen. Two-inch mini scones cost $15 per dozen, while three-inch junior scones cost $20 per dozen. All orders can be placed online, through email or over the phone at 858-922-0145.

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